In 1989 I purchased a 1974 Mini, and started restoring it and fitted a Lancia Beta engine (2ltr Fiat Twin Cam) in the back, this was all done at work, in 1992 the company closed down and the Mini was stored. House's, girlfriends, children, marriage, cinema rooms all came along. Long story short, the Mini has been in my garage for years (never been on the road except on a trailer) and the other week I dug out the paper work and found it was still registered to my mothers address, which was sold many years ago. So I filled out the change of address section on the V5 and sent it off. Friday I came home to find a letter from the DVLA, thanking me for my application for a vehicle registration certificate (V5C) - which is odd as I sent them the change of address details on my old V5 log book which already had the new engine number and cc on it not an application form. The letter states they want images which must show the following: vehicle as a whole displaying the vehicle registration number stamped-in vehicle identification number (VIN)/chassis number VIN plate and its location on the vehicle Now I've got various photo's of the car from 1990 showing the registration on it, and today I have the rear number plate on the boot, but no front number plate. The early photo's are in a photo album of the build - didn't have digital camera's back then. I can not find the VIN number stamped anywhere on the car. The VIN plate is not on the car, it's had various panels replaced/painted and I can only assume I put the VIN plate somewhere safe, nearly 30 years later I have no idea where. Anybody got any suggestions of how to proceed, I don't want to loose the registration?